We spoke to the Irish Examiner about menopause and why it’s still taboo
Áilín Quinlan suggests a change in thinking in today's article in the Irish Examiner. She wonders why menopause remains such a taboo when every woman who reaches midlife will be affected by it in some way.
A change in thinking - managing menopause transition
Pause for thought
Áilín Quinlan spoke to several experts on menopause including ourselves here at My Second Spring. She suggests a pause for thought and gathered these 6 top tips.
- Educate yourself about perimenopause and menopause so that you make informed deicsions. Start reading about menopause from your early 40s advises Aisling Grimley.
- Help break down the taboo about menopause - talk about it openly with your friends and acquaintances. Discuss how difficult it can be and how you make it better advises Dr Julia Prague.
- Consider HRT - chat to your GP about it, says Dr Prague.
- Investigate the benefits of congnitive behavioural therapy suggests Dr Prague - research has shown that it can help
- Take 30 minutes of exercise every day - walking is fine.
- Eat lots of vegetables, oily fish and drink lemon water daily - it's great for flushing out your digestive system and cleansing the liver, says Grimley